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Best Sens for Valorant (2024 Update)

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One reason for Valorant’s widespread popularity is the contrasting nature of gameplay compared to other FPS games. Genres like Call of Duty and Apex Legends reward fast movement with rapid fire rates whereas winning in Valorant is partly based on clicking heads with one-shot accuracy. For these reasons, precision aiming is critical to taking out enemies. The best sensitivity for Valorant helps ensure that outcome.

In our guide below, we’ll cover the essentials for Valorant’s mouse settings, including the best mouse settings for Valorant and mouse settings Valorant pros use.

Quick take

The best sens for Valorant is in the range of 0.35 to 0.438 and a mouse DPI of 800. This equates to an eDPI of 280 to 350. An eDPI less than 250 is considered low, an eDPI of 250 to 350 is common, and an eDPI greater than 250 is considered high. Valorant eDPI is calculated as your in-game aim sensitivity multiplied by your mouse DPI.

Valorant sens, eDPI, and mouse DPI explained

Before diving in, it’s good to understand a few essentials that determine your true Valorant sensitivity.

In Valorant, only your in-game sensitivity affects your gaming mouse’s speed. Valorant uses raw input, which is independent of your Windows mouse settings.

This is why comparing the in-game mouse sensitivity of two Valorant players won’t provide much value.

Enter eDPI. Calculating your Valorant eDPI (mouse DPI x in-game sensitivity) provides the “true” sensitivity in-game, so you can compare Valorant sensitivities apples to apples. For this reason, our focus in this guide will be conveying the best Valorant sensitivity in terms of eDPI, which is interchangeable with sensitivity.

Best sensitivity for Valorant

Best Valorant Sens: eDPI: 280 to 350Sensitivity (aim): 0.35 to 0.438 Mouse DPI: 800 Scoped sensitivity multiplier: 1 ADS sensitivity multiplier: 1
Source: Setup.gg

With the essentials aside, let’s review the best sensitivity for Valorant using a gaming mouse with 800 DPI, which is the most common DPI used.

    • eDPI: 280 to 350
    • Sensitivity (aim): 0.35 to 0.438
    • Mouse DPI: 800
    • Scoped sensitivity multiplier: 1
    • ADS sensitivity multiplier: 1

Most players should aim for a Valorant eDPI of 280 to 350 to start, then adjust their sensitivity over time to suit their preferences as their aiming mechanics improve.

Pro tip

With Valorant’s calculated gameplay style, we suggest starting on the lowest end at 280 eDPI. Then hit the firing range to test out the adjusted Valorant mouse settings and tinker to your liking from there.

If you have limited desk space, a higher sensitivity may be best. Just be sure you can flick the mouse or move your arm easily to rotate a full 180° in your available space.

Agent roles within Valorant also play heavily in choosing a good sensitivity for Valorant. Duelists like Jett and Reyna may be better off playing with a higher sensitivity in close quarters to get the potential advantage of firing off the first accurate headshot when entry fragging.

On the other hand, a lower sensitivity may be more suitable for firing shots from afar, such as controller and sentinel roles. Too high of a sensitivity in these long-distance scenarios and your shot will likely miss the enemy’s hitbox. It’s also more difficult to control recoil.

The scoped sensitivity and ADS sensitivity multiplier Valorant mouse settings are best set to 1 to keep a consistent sensitivity when scoped or aiming down sights.

Valorant sens for common gaming mouse DPIs

The best mice for Valorant offer sensor DPIs far higher than our suggested 800 DPI, but not all Valorant players prefer this DPI setting. Accordingly, we’ve calculated the best Valorant sensitivity below based on different mouse DPIs and our suggested eDPI range.

400 DPI: Gamers using a 400 DPI mouse should set their Valorant in-game sensitivity from 0.70 to 0.875 to be within the suggested eDPI range of 280 to 350.

800 DPI: Gamers using an 800 DPI mouse should set their Valorant in-game sensitivity from 0.35 to 0.4375 to be within the suggested eDPI range of 280 to 350.

1200 DPI: Gamers using a 1200 DPI mouse should set their Valorant in-game sensitivity from 0.234 to 0.292 to be within the suggested eDPI range of 280 to 350.

1400 DPI: Gamers using a 1400 DPI mouse should set their Valorant in-game sensitivity from 0.20 to 0.25 to be within the suggested eDPI range of 280 to 350.

1600 DPI: Gamers using a 1600 DPI mouse should set their Valorant in-game sensitivity from 0.175 to 0.219 to be within the suggested eDPI range of 280 to 350.

Valorant pro sensitivity analysis

Sensitivity

Valorant pros use an average aim sensitivity of 0.377; the highest sensitivity we track is 0.8 and the lowest is 0.09. The median aim sensitivity for Valorant pros is 0.345.

DPI

The average mouse DPI used by Valorant players is 991.46, which equates to an eDPI of 373.78 using our average sensitivity data point. The median DPI for Valorant players is 800.

Below, we cover what’s considered a low, medium, and high eDPI in Valorant.

Valorant Sens LeveleDPI Range
LowLess than 250
Medium250 to 350
HighGreater than 250

You can learn more about the settings Valorant pros use by reading our Valorant pro settings guide, which includes details on each player’s sensitivities and their crosshair and graphics settings.

Polling rate

48.8% of Valorant pros set their mouse’s polling rate to 800 Hz, which is the best polling rate for Valorant based on pro player data. 24.4% of Valorant players opt for setting their mice to 1600 Hz. All Valorant mice offer at least 1000 Hz polling rates to help reduce click latency and improve tracking to help land kill shots.

How to change DPI in Valorant

Changing your Valorant mouse settings can be accomplished in a few simple steps.

First, boot up Valorant and navigate to the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of the home screen or by pressing Esc in-game.

From the home screen, select Settings and then look for Mouse in the General settings tab. Once there, you can adjust your Valorant mouse settings to the suitable calculated eDPI.

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Source: Riot Games

Other Valorant mouse settings

Valorant offers two other mouse settings options that can be adjusted, Invert Mouse and Raw Input Buffer. The vast majority of players should turn both settings off.

Selecting your invert mouse setting is 100% preference. With invert mouse on, pushing forward on your mouse makes your agent look down. All pro Valorant players we track have this setting turned off.

The same theme holds true for Valorant pros and disabling the raw input buffer setting. Raw input buffer can potentially make the game smoother for players with a high polling rate mouse, such as 8000 Hz, but most gaming mice are much lower around 1000 Hz.

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FAQ

  • What's the best Valorant sensitivity for 800 or 1600 DPI?

    When using an 800 DPI, set your Valorant in-game sensitivity in the range of 0.35 to 0.4375 to be within the suggested eDPI range of 280 to 350. Set your in-game sensitivity to 0.175 to 0.219 to be within the suggested eDPI range at 1600 DPI.

  • Is a high or low sensitivity best in Valorant?

    An eDPI ranging from 280 to 350 is best for most Valorant players. This is neither high nor low. It’s best to start with a lower sensitivity and then ramp up as your aiming improves. Consider that your sensitivity may also need to be adjusted based on your role in-game and the size of your mousepad. We don’t recommend playing at an overly low or high sensitivity since most players will be too slow or too inaccurate when aiming.

What's new?

6/18/24: Updated Valorant pro sensitivity averages, polling rates, eDPI, and DPI data points.
2/4/24: Reviewed content for accuracy
1/15/24: New page design update

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